Asthma affects 24 million Americans including 6.3 million children under the age of 18. More than 50 million Americans have all types of allergies—such as pollen, skin, latex—and this rate is climbing.
It was a little over a year ago that I had agreed to meet Fran for the first time. My heart was racing. My palms were sweaty. I had no clue what I was about to get myself into. “You can do this,” I thought to myself.
Stroke is no joke, but when managing your risks, humor comes in handy. Every awareness campaign has its go-to set of key messages, and Stroke Awareness Month is no exception.
May is Mental Health Month, so the word “stigma” will be popping up on your favorite websites a little more frequently than normal for the next 31 days. And that’s not a bad thing. What is stigma exactly anyways?
Spring is in full bloom, which means summer is right around the corner! The days are getting longer and warmer with more time being spent outdoors in the fresh air.
The 2016 Association of Health Care Journalists conference was held in Cleveland, Ohio April 7–10. With more than 600 attendees, including leading researchers, policy experts, public health officials, and practicing clinicians presenting alongside top-tier national health and medical reporters, it was hard for me, as a former reporter, to choose which sessions to attend.
April marks STD (also known as STI—sexually transmitted infection) Awareness Month, an annual month-long observance intended to increase public awareness surrounding the prevention, testing, treatment, and impact of sexually transmitted diseases in the United States.
In March, I had the pleasure of attending the National Council Conference (NatCon16)—health care’s annual behavioral health conference.
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States. CRC develops in the gastrointestinal tract, specifically in the colon or rectum. It can be deadly, especially if left undiagnosed and untreated.